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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 11 location data, even turned off, still tracks due to ultra wideband compliance, future software toggle to remedy; too much "focus on privacy weakens Apple's AI" according to experts; Lazarus trojan targets macOS users; Eclectic Light Company wants to know if you're seeing weird issues with macOS Catalina; some Apple TV+ content not playing in Dolby Vision HDR on 4K Apple TV models; iPhone, Pokemon Go causes cited by doctors for rise in head injuries?; want an iPhone with no ports at all? You might get your wish if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, and as soon as 2021; looks like audio popping noise as well as display ghosting affects some 16" MacBook Pros; CNET compares cameras of iPhone 11 and XR; Macworld reviews Amazon's Echo Buds; MacStories takes new Clips 2.1 Memoji, Animoji features for a spin.

  • "Apple's US Supreme Court case: why it may set a precedent for tech industry"  The Week UK 7:45 AM
  • "Antitrust, the App Store, and Apple"  Stratechery 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's Supreme Court battle comes at terrible time for Apple"  Quartz 5:23 PM
  • "Supreme Court questions Apple's arguments over App Store antitrust suit" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "How Apple hopes to stop a customer lawsuit over its App Store monopoly: Apple argues a 1977 Supreme Court precedent bars customers from suing."  Ars Technica 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Falls After Trump Suggests iPhones Could Get Hit by Tariffs"  Bloomberg 7:41 AM
  • "'People Could Stand That Very Easily.' Trump Threatens 10% Tariffs on iPhones"  Time 7:44 AM
  • "Trump: iPhone buyers could 'very easily' stand paying 10% more with China tariff" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Apple could 'ultimately mitigate' Trump's tariffs, UBS says" Business Insider 12:18 PM
  • "Apple's Price Target Cut at RBC on iPhone Demand Woes" Bloomberg 7:41 AM
  • "How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS" OS X Daily 3:25 PM
  • "How to Always Insert Attachments at the End in macOS Mail" The Mac Observer 8:06 AM
  • "Copying and Pasting Between Pages, Numbers and Keynote" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "The Top Ten Corporate Video Production Tips" 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple fixes iCloud to work better with Windows 10 October Update" The Verge 4:49 PM
  • "NetNewsWire Status Report: the Last 10%" inessential 3:46 PM
  • "New: maGalleryCreator 2.5.0: Create responsive slideshows as easy as creating photo galleries. Dark mode support in Mojave." MoonApp 1:41 PM
  • "Pixelmator Pro 1.2.3 Update Offers Support for Photoshop Brushes, More" MacTrast 8:09 AM
  • "AutoCrypt 2.4 for batch process encryption of files on macOS" Ecleti 8:03 AM
  • "Introducing AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019 for Mac" Autodesk 12:49 PM
  • "Abvent announces Artlantis 2019" Abvent 7:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Ivanka Trump praises the 'laboratories of innovation' like Idaho during school visit" ["Cook and Trump then embarked on a nearly hourlong tour of the school, visiting classrooms and watching students demonstrate their technological skills on the handheld devices Apple provided the school district nearly three years ago."] Idaho Statesman 5:54 PM
  • "In an uncomfortable photo op, Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump visit Idaho schools together" Quartz 5:22 PM
  • "Ivanka Trump and Apple's CEO are coming to the Treasure Valley on Tuesday" Idaho Statesman 9:06 AM
  • "Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Visit an Idaho School Together" Fortune 9:05 AM
  • "Protesters bash iPads during Tim Cook school visit" Cult of Mac 5:20 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion" ["The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion represents a culmination of the advances in structural glass technology born from the close relationship between Apple and EOC."] Institute of Structural Engineering 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's Steve Jobs Theater wins 'Structural Artistry' award for glass-supported pavilion" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Google's Project Fi wireless service is available on iPhones for the first time ever" BGR 10:16 AM
  • "Google's Project Fi Could Be Coming to the iPhone, OnePlus, and Samsung Devices" Thurrott 3:26 PM
  • "Apple aims to get kids into coding with free classes at its stores worldwide" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch study could have benefits for preventive medicine" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 PM
  • "Apple seems to be ramping up its iPhone TV ads spending this year" Apple Must 12:11 PM
  • "iPad & FaceTime continues to open up communication options for disabled" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Tim Cook starts his morning reading customer comments" Cult of Mac 4:08 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hackers Made Millions Using Infected PCs in Click Fraud Scheme" PC Magazine 8:28 PM
  • "New at Amazon: Its Own Chips for Cloud Computing" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 PM
  • "FTC says it doesn't have enough resources to enforce against data abuse: When everything you see is collecting data, it's hard to keep up." CNET 5:28 PM
  • "How big is 'Fortnite'? With more than 200 million players, it's now equal to nearly two-thirds the US population" Business Insider 12:18 PM
  • "YouTube to Make Its Original Content Free For All: Report" Gizmodo 5:34 PM
  • "YouTube is offering discounted Premium, Music subscriptions to students: 50 percent off for ad-free viewing" The Verge 10:16 AM
  • "1.5 billion people will be using 5G by 2024" Axios 9:32 AM
  • "Podcast listeners now more reflective of US population" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Google plans to sync Bluetooth headphone pairing across your devices" The Verge 1:56 PM
  • "Google improves Bluetooth Fast Pairing feature for Android, Chromebook devices" ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "Google employees push to cancel Chinese search engine in new letter" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Google challenged over location tracking" BBC 7:39 AM
  • "Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Benchmarked with Snapdragon 710 Chipset, Android Oreo" MySmartPrice 7:26 AM
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. Pacific" Macworld 3:44 PM
  • "Apple Promo Offers Up to $100 in Extra Trade-In Credit Toward New iPhone XR or XS" MacRumors 12:15 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 89 – iOS and Apps in the Car" MacStories 8:06 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 267: I don't mean to brag, but..." iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
  • "Autodesk + Unity—Dave Rhodes of Unity Talks About New Partnership" Architosh 7:22 AM
  • "Supply chain partners see mixed impacts from iPhone order cuts" DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 12.0.1, blocking downgrades from 12.1" 9to5Mac 6:36 PM
  • "Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "Apple patent involves an 'automated graphical user interface layout' for iTunes" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM

  • "5 reasons I regret getting a 2018 iPad Pro [Review] Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Comparing the new 2018 13-inch MacBook Air versus the MacBook" AppleInsider 12:14 PM
  • "Hands-On With Caviar's $4,400 'Tesla' Solar-Charging iPhone X" MacRumors 4:09 PM
  • "The Compass Pro 2 is a versatile tripod stand that works great with 2018 iPad Pros" Apple World Today 7:25 AM
  • "Review: Fiets & Fiets modular backpack is perfect for traveling with your Apple gear" AppleInsider 1:57 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Streaks Workout – Get Fit Your Own Way! [Review]" ["Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch – you buy the app and simultaneously get it on each gadget of this mighty gang. It means that you don't have any excuses anymore."] Apple Gazette 9:13 AM
  • "How to Make 3D Facebook Photos on Your iPhone" iDrop News 7:38 PM
  • "How to enable Workout Do Not Distrub on Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 6:36 PM
  • "Forget Siri: Here's how to use Google Assistant on your iPhone or iPad" The Next Web 4:39 PM
  • "How to customize Apple Watch notifications" 9to5Mac 4:08 PM
  • "How to create an awesome iPhone wallpaper based on a specific location" iDownload Blog 3:25 PM
  • "How to use AutoFill on Apple TV" iMore 1:03 PM
  • "What you need to get started with podcasting, and how to record one on your Mac" AppleInsider 12:14 PM
  • "How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement (Part 6)" Computerworld 10:15 AM
  • "How to add automatic sleep tracking to your Apple Watch: While we wait for a built-in solution, the Pillow and AutoSleep apps are your best choices for adding sleep tracking to your Apple Watch." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "App Store Freeze Set for December 23rd thru December 27th" Touch Arcade 3:47 PM
  • "Tip: Keep Notifications From Constantly Interrupting You" Gizmodo 9:32 AM
  • "Downloading the newest Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11ax and 802.11ay explained/Wi-Fi protocols are more confusing than ever, so here's the TL;DR." Ars Technica 8:06 AM
  • "The House that Apple Built: Somebody feeling comfortably numb? Anyone check the foundation?" Rixstep 3:26 PM
  • "Applepeels: Why I Did Not Buy A MacBook Air" Applepeels 3:21 PM
  • "So... Where is AirPower? AirPower was sneak previewed in 2017 as Apple's extension of Qi inductive charging, capable of replenishing up to two iPhones or an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. So, where is it?"  iMore 3:20 PM
  • "What's the Deal With the Dearth of Third-Party iPad Pro Smart Connector Peripherals?" Daring Fireball 3:27 PM
  • "Apple has destroyed the potential of the Smart Connector on the new iPad Pro"  AppleInsider 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft vs Apple: core values" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:18 AM
  • "Battery charges: Apple's always doing it wrong" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Argument analysis: Justices poised to allow antitrust dispute against Apple over apps to go forward" SCOTUSblog 8:06 AM
  • "This Many Analysts Can't Be Wrong About Apple" InvestorPlace 8:05 AM
  • "Reports of a 'second wave' of iPhone production cuts are probably wrong" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Why the end of unit sales reporting of Macs, iPhone, and iPad isn't bad news for Apple"  AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Why Trump slapping a 10% tariff on iPhones would come at an awful time for Apple" Yahoo Finance 7:42 AM
  • "Cassandra -Nitecore Battery Charger for the Nikon: Reasonably-priced and Effective" eXtensions 7:24 AM
  • "Can Laurene Powell Jobs Save Storytelling? Her firm is buying up one media property after another. This week it added Pop-Up Magazine Productions to its roster." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 PM
  • "The Google Pixel Slate Is a Brilliant Chrome OS Response to the iPad" Gizmodo 12:18 PM
  • "Why IoT Data Protection Has Become More Important than Ever -" ReadWrite 10:18 AM
  • "Comic: Siri Shortcut Security Hole" iMore 8:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This Company Says It Can Unlock ANY Passcode-Protected iPhone" iDrop News 6:36 PM
  • "Deliveries, the Package Tracker App, Introduces Siri Shortcuts Support" MacStories 4:09 PM
  • "Here's how to bring the majesty and mystery of space to your phone" Mashable 3:21 PM
  • "Learn Code for Free at Your Local Apple Store Next Month" Lifehacker 3:18 PM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective bought Pop-Up Magazine Productions" Recode 1:42 PM
  • "Popular iOS Podcast Player Castro Sold to Tiny" MacStories 12:17 PM
  • "iOS podcast app Castro bought by owners of Dribbble" 9to5Mac 12:15 PM
  • "This ARKit app innovates business communications" Apple Must 12:10 PM
  • "Apple Pay tipped to launch in Belgium on Wednesday" AppleInsider 9:28 AM
  • "8 Apps That Help You Relax, And Find Your Happy Place" Women Love Tech 9:11 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Patch 6.31 Brings 60fps Gameplay to Select iOS Devices" Touch Arcade 9:07 AM
  • "Fishbowl Updates Boxstorm Mobile App for Device Independent Inventory Management: iOS version available now; Android in a few weeks" Business Wire 8:32 AM
  • "Metronome Team Introduces Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet for iOS and Android" Business Wire 8:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft breaks Windows 10 again in latest update" IT PRO (UK) 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft explains one Azure authentication outage as another one happens: Three different problems came together to break authentication earlier this month." Ars Technica 12:50 PM
  • "Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service goes down for second week in a row: Another Microsoft's Azure Active Directory multi-factor authentication service outage is causing problems for a number of Office 365 users." ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure multi-factor authentication bug strikes again, causing issues for Office 365 users" GeekWire 12:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Buys FSLogix to Expand Office 365 Desktop Virtualization" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft briefly beat Apple to become world's most valuable tech stock: Not bad for a company that can't even update its own software properly" The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Satya Nadella: Microsoft's first futurist CEO/Is it time for the tech industry to grow up and realise just how much it affects the world?" ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "Laptops with Intel 9th-generation processors could be arriving soon: At least according to one of Lenovo's 2-in-1 product datasheets" TechRadar UK 7:23 AM
  • "Lenovo leak teases incoming 9th-gen Intel Core laptop processors: But expect a minor spec bump over eighth-gen CPUs" The Inquirer 10:05 AM
  • "Intel bolsters channel team with two new ANZ hires" CRN 7:24 AM
  • "HPE Expands Its Composable Platform to Include Cloud Fabric" eWeek 7:02 AM
  • "HPE buys big data specialist BlueData: BlueData has a software platform called EPIC that allows enterprises to create Hadoop and Spark clusters in virtual environments." ZDNet 10:45 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. Appears To Be In Wait-and-See Mode" KYMA News 7:19 AM
  • "IoT to drive growth in connected devices through 2022: Cisco/According to Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index, M2M connections will account for more than half of the world's 28.5 billion connected devices by 2022." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM wades into web-based big tech" Fudzilla 7:25 AM
  • "IBM's Ginni Rometty joins chorus demanding regulation for consumer tech giants" WRAL TechWire 7:25 AM
  • "Red Hat acquires hybrid cloud data management service NooBaa" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "European AI & Quantum Computing Hub in the Making" EE Times Asia 7:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Microsoft Closes In On Apple as World's Most Valuable Company: The move represents a stunning reversal for the tech titan, which last held top spot in 2003" [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Trump's latest trade barbs are hitting Apple stock and the British pound" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "What Does Apple's Worst Drop in a Decade Mean for Global Markets?" Bloomberg TV 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Analyst Sees China Tariffs as 'Most Significant Risk'" Bloomberg TV 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's stock drop would cut the Dow's price by about 22 points" MarketWatch 7:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks trade lower after Trump says 'highly unlikely' he would hold off on raising China tariffs: Apple's shares are down after Trump also suggested the possibility of tariffs on iPhones" MarketWatch 12:07 PM
  • "Dow Falls on Trade Fears Following Trump's Tariff Threats: The Dow falls after Donald Trump says he plans to press ahead with higher tariffs on China-made goods." TheStreet 12:08 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks wobble mostly lower on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 1:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Mixed After Trump Warns on China Tariffs: Shares of industrial and material companies notched some of biggest declines" [Paid Membership Required] 12:09 PM
  • "Asian markets cool off as investors await Trump-Xi meeting" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "European stocks boosted by oil price rebound and hopes for Italy/EU thaw: BP, HSBC, UniCredit among the big gainers" MarketWatch 7:58 AM

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